Mother’s day is done. I’m sure most of you spent it with your mom’s last Sunday with them. But how do we create moments with our mama every day even after Mother’s day? Spending moments with our moms may be a little harder these days. Admittedly, I am guilty of it. I don’t spend as much time with my mom as I should.
So attending Andok’s event last Sunday was very timely. It was focused on creating lasting memories with their #HourMama campaign.
Andok’s #HourMama Campaign
Last Mother’s day, Andok’s launched their #HourMama Campaign. It seeks to encourage people to dedicate at least an hour for some uninterrupted bonding time with their mother.
In the advent of technology, it is so easy to get caught up with just using our gadgets and take for granted people’s presence. It is funny how we see people together in one place, but everyone is busy with their phones. Though technology connects people that are far, it disconnects people who are near.
This led to Andok’s campaign to spend an hour of their time to take a step back, look around, and create new core memories with people around them. Mother’s day was the best kick off of the campaign as families give time for their mothers.
Our #HourMama Experience at Andok’s Makati Ave
Andok’s restaurant in Makati ave was new to us. It was my first time to dine inside their restaurant and I’d say it was a pleasant experience. The place was clean and the designs fit their entire theme. Upon arriving I already saw a big clock on the stage, that states Hour Mama.
I loved the idea! It was a great opportunity to let go of our phones, and just spend an hour eating and bonding with Enzo. I realized it was easy to just talk and have fun while waiting for our food instead of using the gadgets. Enzo also cooperated and did not ask to use the gadget. It was a real “detox” for both of us.
Andok’s also prepared interactive games in their table setting. It was fun for all of us. Enzo and I played with their paper placemat, Eye Spy game, and Bato Bato Pick. Getting off our phones made it easier for us to connect, and be creative. We did not even notice that an hour already passed. We enjoyed not just Andok’s iconic dishes but each other as well.
Create Moments with Mama
After the event, I realized that I need to make time to bond with my mom as well. If I want my son to create moments with me, I should also create moments with mama so he would learn from me. After the event, we spend the afternoon at home to spend the Mother’s day. So how can we create moments with Mama? Here are some suggestions:
- Go to a Spa or Salon. Who doesn’t love a spa or salon treat? Every mother wishes for one, so they’d definitely love to get one. It also gives us a lot of time with them at the parlor so more chikka time with them.
- Watch a movie together. Ask your mom what her favorite movies are and maybe there’s one in the cinema. It’s a good bonding moment with mama as it creates a new shared experience. You can always go back to the movie you have watched and talk about it over and over.
- Go offline, bond with Nanay. Whatever bonding activity you can think of, it is important to go offline. Give our moms the undivided attention they deserve and create moments with them. It is the best gift we can give them. Our presence, and our connection.
So we challenge you to get offline, go bond with Nanay!